Saturday, 31 December 2011

Lambir hill rainforest tracking trip, Miri ,Sarawak. (julai 2011)

Lambir Hills National Park is probably the world’s most complex and diverse forest eco-system. In a total area of just 6,952 hectares, experts have found what appears to be the greatest level of plant biodiversity on the planet. It is not only plant life that is diverse and plentiful at Lambir - 237 different species of birds (at the last count), flying squirrels, wild pigs, gibbons, many different types of monkey, various species of deer, and untold insects and other invertebrates, all combine to create Lambir’s rich biological kaleidoscope.
As if all this abundant nature wasn’t enough, Lambir’s unusual geology has created dozens of sparkling waterfalls and bathing pools scattered about the rainforest. Take into account how compact and conveniently located Lambir is, and you have one of the most accessible and enjoyable national parks in all of Malaysia.

Lambir’s 6,952 hectares of sandstone hills have created some very rugged forest terrain, rising to over 450 metres in places, and covered with lowland dipterocarp and heath forests. This unique topography and environment have made Lambir a major centre for rainforest research, with scientists from Japanese and American universities permanently stationed in the park. It has also made Lambir a major resource for Malaysia’s environmental education programme, and weekend visitors will often bump into groups of trainee teachers or high school students studying the forest floor or the rainforest canopy.

Lambir’s major attraction for visitors is its interesting selection of forest walks, from a gentle 15-minute stroll to an arduous all-day jungle trek. Most of Lambir’s trails are interlinked, so it is very easy to do quite a few in a day. The following table provides details of approximate trekking times and distances and the colour codes used in the park.
These times are only approximate and depend on weather conditions, fitness level, etc. They are conservative estimates - experienced hikers will complete the trails far quicker. All times are one way from Park HQ

Trail Name
Trail Length
One Way Time &
Distance From HQ
Colour Code
Main Trail0.835km12 mins
Latak Waterfall0.182km20 mins
Pantu1.390km1 hr
Inove1.25km45 mins
Bukit Pantu2.9km1 hr 35 mins
Lepoh Ridan-1 hr 45 mins
Pantu Waterfall1.8km1 hr 10 mins
Oil Well3.0km1 hr 40 mins
Bakam-2 hr 40 mins
Pancur Waterfall7.1km2hr 20 mins
Tengkorong Waterfall5.4km2 hrs
Dinding Waterfall4.7km2 hrs
Summit6.3km3hr 30 mins
The following paragraphs provide brief details of each of trails. If you require further information, please consult with the park wardens.

Latak Waterfall Trail
This is the shortest, the easiest and the best known of Lambir’s trails, and is extremely popular with day-trippers from Miri - if you are looking for peace and solitude it is better to visit on a weekday. The trail follows a gently sloping path shaded by tree branches, and follows the course of a clear, fast-flowing stream. There are two very pretty small waterfalls along the way, but the main attraction is at the end of the trail. A large forest pool is surrounded on three sides by steep rock walls, and fed by the Latak waterfall, which falls 25 metres down a sheer drop into the far end of the pool. The pool area features changing rooms, toilets and picnic areas, and is safe for swimming, but non-swimmers and small children should take care, as it is deep in parts.

Bukit Lambir, Bakam, Tengkorong, Pancur and Dinding Trails
Not many visitors proceed beyond the Pantu Waterfall turnoff, but those who have the time (and a little stamina) will find these longer trails and their branches the most rewarding. The terrain gradually rises, passing through rugged, dense forest filled with the sounds of Lambir’s wildlife. After 4 km, the trail forks, the left fork leading to the Bakam trail and the right fork leading to the summit of Bukit Lambir. The Bakam trail is not so interesting in itself, but two of its branches, the Tengkorong Trail and the Pancur Trail, lead to delightful, crystal clear jungle waterfalls.
The Summit Trail is quite steep in parts, and can be hard work for the not-so-fit, but it is very interesting to observe the sudden transition from dipterocarp forest to heath forest, and the profusion of wild orchids. The superb view from the top (456m) is fair compensation for the effort. As a reward for tackling the Summit Trail, you can treat yourself to a cool dip in the pool below the Dinding waterfall on the way down.

For this trip i was going with one of my friend from KL . Has been long time not coming here for a visit since study at Kl . It Is a interesting trip for me to enjoyed the nature of the rainforest and get out from the busy city life . 

This trip took  us 1 hour drive from my home to the national park . We have to payed the entry fee cost RM 2 per person . The hold trip will take us 4 hour to finish all the trail .

Lambil national park is a nice place for people who love to tracking and adventure activities and also for recreation activities suck as swimming , picnic, jungle tracking , team building and more . this national park also provide accommodation for stay like dome , chelat and camping site .So if u like to spend a nite it will be ok to do the full day trip at the national park .For those that don't want to stay day trip is the best because is just 1 hour drive from the city .

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